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by No_Mind
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Lockdown Stress

Thanks for all the great responses. I am coping by watching/listening Ajahn Brahm Dhamma talks almost non-stop. Something about him, his demeanor, and terrible jokes soothe me. Also, reading passages from Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism, watching Einzelgänger, Academy of Ideas and School ...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Lockdown Stress

I am facing a strange problem on day 12 of lockdown. I suffer from OCD (I have chronicled my struggle with it elsewhere). It has been under remarkable control for about 15 years. But lockdown means no maid, so no one to clean. I am cooking, working (from home) and looking after an invalid .. which l...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?
Replies: 23
Views: 3225

Re: How Does Hospitalisation Work Out In Your Country?

Is it more streamlined in U.S or U.K or Europe? The States provides the best service, in the most timely manner,... but with the most expensive medical bill in the world. So it all depends, your're in luck if you have have a full-time job with a company that gives good medical/dental/vision insuran...
by No_Mind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus

SarathW wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:44 am
Is it possible for Indian authorities to fudge the numbers?
Not really. We have very active press, opposition, whistle blower protection and electorate with very long memory.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus

Calcutta Update - Day 8 (Please note this post is only about Calcutta. Kindly do not interject with meaningless "bad" news about rest of India .. I know as much about them as a Swedish knows about Italians) About 23 infected and 3 deaths. Lockdown is getting to be stressful. There is no shortage of ...
by No_Mind
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus

by No_Mind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Nature Self Aware?
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Re: Is Nature Self Aware?

Isn’t that Brahman? I was worried that this may come up so let me state that I am categorically not speaking of Brahman. Brahman has no characteristic so it cannot be self (or not-self). No Upanishadic Hinduism other than mythologies please. Sure fire way to take this contemplation off track. I fin...
by No_Mind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Nature Self Aware?
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Is Nature Self Aware?

Note to mods - This is not a conversation about Covid-19, the statistics, deaths, so on .. As a Buddhist, I am trying to explore if Nature is self aware at some level that we do not understand. I found this article. If the members have any other sources I would be glad to read. http://www.berkeleyd...
by No_Mind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

Herd immunity does not protect against infection. If you have a herd of mostly inoculated cows and one or two uninoculated cows then the uninoculated cows are unlikely to run into an infectious cow and catch the virus. You have broken the chain of transmission. If the one or two cows do get infecte...
by No_Mind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

.I'm just saying that it doesn't really solve the problem except for temporarily. As I mentioned in my one of post in DWE, this virus could be the blessing in disguise. Just imagen if the death rate for coronavirus is as high as SARS or MERS. It is time the world get ready for a pandemic spreading ...
by No_Mind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

What is herd immunity and could it slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 around the world? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-19/what-is-herd-immunity-and-could-it-stop-coronavirus/12059968 What I suggested in one of my previous post was, controlled herd immunity. Herd immunity is presence of re...
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

Update from Calcutta - We have entered a full lockdown four hours back at 5 PM IST (GMT +5:30). Everything closed. I am told (not sure) that several cities and urban areas in India are under similar lockdown. Pharmacies are exempt. Banks are allowed to work with skeleton staff. Everyone has been urg...
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

As a follow-up, a short while ago Indian Council of Medical Research has given assent to use of chloroquine as first line treatment for Covid-19 Whether it works or not will be proven in about two weeks I suppose. There are at this moment 350 patients in India. That is larger than the French study. ...
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

I think like SARS, swine flu etc the virus cannot flourish in hot and humid weather. Temp less than 20°C and humidity < 40% is what the pathogen likes Also since most of us have suffered from malaria (and it seems from a study in France that chloroquine + azithromycin is an effective treatment) we ...
by No_Mind
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 8862

Re: Coronavirus?

I hope that Indian leaders understand how critical this problem is. Indian cases are growing at a rate of 10% a day and soon will catch up with the curve. This is not a time for complacency. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ My reply is only about Calcutta (and surrounding 2000 sq km) whic...